Opinion

The FINANCIAL -- Visiting foreigners and locals alike would not dispute thatGeorgian fruits and vegetables are naturally delicious. Many visitors, in fact, after having tasted Georgian tomatoes in season, refer to them as fruits rather than vegetables,owing totheirexplicit and delightful flavor. The country indeed has land soils with high agricultural potential. In the Industry Insights of this issue Experto would like to focus on what happens to abundant Georgian produce after harvesting,which, for one reason or another, ends up beingprocessed for later consumption. 

The FINANCIAL -- “The Arab Spring was a revolution of the hungry.” So stated The Boston Globe’s journalist Thanassis Cambanis in his 2011 article claiming that in countries where access to food was an issue, “hitting the dinner table” is not a good idea. In order to demonstrate the importance of food prices,he went even further, and reminded his readers that when food price inflation in Egypt reached almost 19%, the president of the country had to resign. 

The FINANCIAL -- In January, the cost of cooking one standard Imeretian khachapuri continued to increase, ranging between 3.56 GEL (Batumi and Tbilisi) and 3.92 GEL (Kutaisi), with the average cost being 3.67 GEL.

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